How to get the concrete class name as a string?


I want to avoid calling a lot of isinstance() functions, so I’m looking for a way to get the concrete class name for an instance variable as a string.

Any ideas?

Asked By: user7305





>>> class A():
>>> a = A()
>>> a.__class__.__name__
Answered By: SilentGhost
Answered By: Morendil

you can also create a dict with the classes themselves as keys, not necessarily the classnames

    int:lambda x: x*2,
    str:lambda s:'(*(%s)*)'%s

def transform (param):
    print typefunc[type(param)](param)

transform (1)
>>> 2
transform ("hi")
>>> (*(hi)*)

here typefunc is a dict that maps a function for each type. transform gets that function and applies it to the parameter.

of course, it would be much better to use ‘real’ OOP

Answered By: Javier
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